lighted fireplace
between each log
shifting darkness

—Graham Nunn

About the author: Graham Nunn is a Queensland born poet who has had haiku published in international journals paper wasp and yellow moon and on Recently he received a highly commended in the Seed Pearls International Yellow Moon Literary Competition, for his haiku. He also recently won the Yellow Moon renga competition writing with Rowan Donovan and the 2002 Jack Stamm haiku competiton.

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Responses to the haiku for 3 November 2003 by Graham Nunn

    Elaine Cleveland (ecwriter at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-03 18:33:12

    I liked your haiku. I had never thought of it in that way.

    Chris R.
    2003-11-03 19:26:03

    I never will see fire the same way again. Amazing how such few words can change perception. Powerful stuff.

    Marjo (marjosfo at earthlink dot net)
    2003-11-03 19:52:12

    flaming fireplace
    embers of love
    sparking forward

    Don Socha
    2003-11-04 14:43:55

    A treasure. Time to look for that collection of all time favorites again. This one reminds me of how flames comment on the swiftness of the passage of time, but "shifting darkness" puts another spin on that. Lovely.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-11-06 14:38:02

    chimney walls, dark and sooty:
    warmth, logs yielded
    even now, (ash) remains

    john tiong chunghoo (bagiruang at yahoo dot com)
    2003-12-27 07:36:01

    very imaginative...shifting darkness

    night time temple
    flickering shadows
    of gods and goddesses

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2004-07-23 19:27:39

    dark place ...
    my imagination comes to life